Monthly Archives: February 2016 update

For the last couple of weeks I have been experiencing issues with my website and the server it runs on. There seems to be a lot of lag, high CPU and memory usage, some things like that. If you remember, last year I switched from running this site from a Raspberry Pi to a Virtual Machine. One of the advantages to running the site on a VM is the ease in which I can back it up. So rather than spending 6 hours trying to figure if I had been hacked or if Apache2 was just broken, I simply restored from last known good backup. It took me maybe 2 hours to get everything back up and running. First I installed the backup VM on my main system and made sure it did not have the same problem, getting it updated and patched before putting it directly on the internet and installing newer posts the backup did not contain. There is still a bit of work to do, like the CoX wiki is a bit outdated, but nothing I don’t have a backup for. So everything worked the way I assumed it would.

And yes, I have created a new restore point.


We are bad asses plain and simple. Each of us has trained for years in a variety of skills for the purpose of killing other people. All six of us have survived countless black operations, none of us even remember most of the people we have killed in the last few years. Then we met him, he is genetically modified to have a constant flow of adrenaline into his body, he is faster and stronger than an Olympic level athlete. His bones have been replaced with carbon fiber, his sight and hearing have been enhanced beyond the ridiculous and into the impossible. We punched him, we clubbed him, we stabbed him, we set him on fire and we shot him, still he would not go down. In the end, the only thing that saved us was we ran. Next time I see him, I am going to shoot him with a bazooka or ram him with a semi-truck, and I hope it does more than just piss him off.

How many have you read? The top 20 lied about books

Chad posted this today, so I thought I would respond in kind.

  1. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll – No.
  2. 1984 – George Orwell – Yes, a couple of times.
  3. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy – JRR Tolkien – Yes, at least three times
  4. War And Peace – Leo Tolstoy – No.
  5. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy – No, never even heard of it.
  6. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes – Arthur Conan Doyle – Yes
  7. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee – No.
  8. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens – No.
  9. Crime And Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky – No.
  10. Pride And Prejudice – Jane Austen – No, there is not enough money in the world.
  11. Bleak House – Charles Dickens – No.
  12. Harry Potter (series) – JK Rowling – No.
  13. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens – No.
  14. The Diary Of Anne Frank – Anne Frank – No.
  15. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens – No.
  16. Fifty Shades trilogy – EL James – No, why is C-Grade porn even on this list?
  17. And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie – No.
  18. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald – No.
  19. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller – Yes, twice.
  20. The Catcher In The Rye – JD Salinger – Yes.

Note: I have lied about one of these, can anyone guess which one?

Handling Backstory NPC’s Properly

My brother in blogging has posted a nice recap of my Friday night GURPS game. The least I can do is point my 3 readers his direction. If you all go there, it will double his monthly traffic.